Leftist AWOL’er Faces 3 Years In The Slammer

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Last month 25-year-old U.S. Army PFC Robin Long became the first war resister since the Vietnam War to be forcefully deported from Canadian soil and handed over to military authorities. Robin is currently being held in the El Paso County Jail, near Colorado Springs, Colorado, awaiting a military court martial for resisting the unjust and illegal war against and occupation of Iraq. Robin will be court martialed for desertion “with intent to remain away permanently”–Article 85 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice–in early September. The maximum allowable penalty for a guilty verdict on this charge is three years confinement, forfeiture of pay, and a dishonorable discharge from the Army.

Interestingly, this story, published on Friday at After Downing Street, and posted at the Democratic Undergound on Saturday night, have elicited a grand total of one comment each (it originally appeared on August 7th at Courage to Resist.) What to make of that? Basically, the Leftist troops who deserted, once supported heavily by the Nutroots and other progressives, have, like Cindy Sheehan, John Murtha, and John Kerry, used up their 15 minutes. The Barking Moonbat Patrol understands that this meme of “Courage to Resist” never really went anywhere, as most true Americans see desertion as cowardice.

Furthermore, the Left really doesn’t want to discuss anything to do with Iraq, as things continue to get better and better – the Washington Post even tells us how The Surge worked – except to scream in agony “no, really, we are losing in Iraq, damnit!!!!! We have to lose in Iraq! We’ve invested way to much in defeat. Someone get me a towel to wipe the spittle off my face.”

One of the sites I have been reading for quite some time is the official site of Operation Iraqi Freedom. There used to be almost daily reports about killing these terrorists or finding this weapons cache. Now, not so much. The articles are more like

 Omar Abdul Aziz street was the scene of some of the fiercest fighting in the months that followed the initial surge of Coalition forces into Iraq’s capital in the summer of 2007.

But now, one year later, residents of the Adhamiyah District welcomed a new shop to the area – one that will cater to less essential needs. The Adhamiyah Market Council Mall will help the fashion-conscious Iraqi stay hip.

Looks like winning to me. Have fun in jail, Robin.

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